a clipboard function that starts a copy from the clipboard
int XmClipboardStartRetrieve (display, window, timestamp)
Display * display;
tells the clipboard routines that the application is
ready to start copying an item from the clipboard. The clipboard is
locked by this routine and stays locked until XmClipboardEndRetrieve
Between a call to
XmClipboardStartRetrieve and a call to XmClipboardEndRetrieve,
multiple calls to XmClipboardRetrieve
with the same format name result
in data being incrementally copied from the clipboard until the data in that
format has all been copied.
The return value ClipboardTruncate from calls to
XmClipboardRetrieve indicates that more data remains to be copied in the
given format. It is recommended that any calls to the Inquire functions
that the application needs to make to effect the copy from the clipboard
be made between the call to XmClipboardStartRetrieve
and the first call to
XmClipboardRetrieve. That way, the application does not need to call
XmClipboardLock and XmClipboardUnlock.
Specifies a pointer to the Display structure that was returned in a
previous call to XOpenDisplay or XtDisplay.
Specifies a widget's window ID that relates the application window to the
clipboard. The widget's window ID can be obtained by using
The same application instance should pass the same window ID to each of the
clipboard functions that it calls.
Specifies the time of the event that triggered the copy.
A valid timestamp must be supplied; it is not sufficient to use
The function is successful.
The function failed because the clipboard was locked by another
application. The application can continue to call the function again with
the same parameters until the lock goes away. This gives the application
the opportunity to ask if the user wants to keep trying or to give up
on the operation.
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003